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How to install Android 5.0 Lollipop in VirtualBox on Windows

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As a kid I used to go gagga over charms lollipops.  Sour Apple and Cherry were the best. And now, many decades, later I still find myself pining over the cloying yet strangely satisfying taste of lollipops.  The fact that I

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How to run Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 at the same time

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Ask any web developer what he or she thinks of Internet Explorer and you’ll get pretty much the same response: It sucks. I once read a meme that said “If Internet Explorer is brave enough to ask you to be your

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Virtualbox just died, great.

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Virtualbox is my go to application when I need to intentionally infect a computer with malware, or test drive new software for bugs. But what happens when VirtualBox itself starts buggin’ out?  That’s not supposed to happen right?  I remember

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Why is VirtualBox only showing 32 bit guest versions on my 64 bit host OS?

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I experienced an extremely nettlesome problem after swapping out my traditional hard drive for a faster Solid State Drive (SSD).  I installed Windows 8.1 from scratch using the Product Key, copied over all my software (I probably should have used

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How to install Windows 10 in VirtualBox

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Two days ago, Microsoft announced Windows 10 to the world and then, the following day, released the technical preview as an ISO for everyone to test. Since this is a beta release, we shouldn’t install it on our production computers.

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